Stuff you will wonder about when installing Bamboo

Bamboo is software by Atlassian that will build your software and do stuff https://www.atlassian.com/software/bamboo You might also know Jira, Confluence, Crowd & Stash. Their PR machine is excellent (Like that time when they hijacked 10 years GIT. They made a beautiful congratulatory page & article that had half my twitter feed think Atlassian invented git.  They […]

Ansible exit statuses

I need the exit codes for Ansible for reporting purposes. The exit status or return code of a process in computer programming is a small number passed from a child process (or callee) to a parent process (or caller) when it has finished executing a specific procedure or delegated task. wikipedia.org/wiki/Exit_status Google can’t seem to […]

Ansible-pull unknown hostkey.

I encountered an Ansible-pull “unknown hostkey” error. Starting ansible-pull at 2014-06-03 11:17:00 localhost | FAILED >> { “failed”: true, “msg”: “git.repo.com has an unknown hostkey. Set accept_hostkey to True or manually add the hostkey prior to running the git module” } After some digging around, turns out the latest Ansible has no such problem, but […]

Debian Squeeze to Wheezy dist-upgrade breaks sasl+mysql

Upgrading broke my postfix+sasl+mysql auth, cripling my SMTP service. Because libsasl2-2 that was upgraded from 2.1.23 to 2.1.25. I upgraded Debian Squeeze to Wheezy and most of it worked within acceptable parameters. There were problems, but nothing big, except that it killed my SMTP service. Upgrades, the gift that keeps on giving. Many people offered […]

Ubuntu 12.10

Seeing some really really annoying install errors! Upgrade to 12.10. Still has that ugly "The upgrade needs a total of 24,0 M free space on disk '/boot'. error" though. — Gert 🍑 (@g3n) October 19, 2012   The upgrade will continue but the 'linux-image-extra-3.5.0-17-generic' package may not be in a working state. #omg — Gert […]

A script to commit all the GIT projects in a map

I keep all the documents, code and whatnot for DGTL in several git repositories and synchronise those to secret remote locations (cool ey.) But its a hassle to update them all and why keep manually doing mundane tasks when you can replace it with a small (recursive) bash script 🙂 So I did.   The script […]

More writing & some of my articles are now available for free pdf download!

Another editorial written and posted; hooray 🙂 Felt like the right time to update gertschepens.be/writings with the most recent data and while doing so, I found out that 2 of my articles are now available online for your free downloading convenience; the Unity one and the Virtualisation article! Its great to know that anyone perusing […]